LG Reveals Massive 49-Inch ‘UltraWide’ Computer Monitor

LG is making a computer monitor that’s probably wider than the TV in your living room.

Ahead of the 2019 Computer Electronics Show, the tech giant announced the 49-inch UltraWide Monitor as a superior alternative to awkward multi-screen setups. 

Designed with the multitasker in mind, the new display has a 32:9 aspect ratio curved screen and 5,120 by 2,160 pixel resolution that supports HDR10 (but not HDR10+). LG says that it’s equivalent to two 27-inch Quad HD monitors placed side by side. 

An LG press release has further details

To make the most of the incredibly expansive screen real estate, the LG UltraWide Monitor features a Picture-by-Picture mode to view content from multiple sources side-by-side and work with multiple applications simultaneously. 

Dual Controller Software allows connection to several devices all controllable via a single keyboard and mouse, working seamlessly with PBP to improve workflow and increase efficiency. With USB Type-C ports, users can transfer data and charge devices – even laptops – simultaneously.

Additionally, LG announced the slightly smaller Nano IPS UltraGear Monitor. The high-speed, 38-inch display is designed specifically for gamers with 3840 by 1600 pixel resolution, a 144Hz refresh rate and 21:9 aspect ratio curved screen. 

The UltraGear also supports NVIDIA G-SYNC adaptive synchronization and boasts something called Sphere Lighting, which gives users the choice of six different backlight settings that supposedly reduce eye fatigue. 

Both the LG UltraWide and UltraGear monitors will be on display from January 8-11 at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.

Nirvana Sues Marc Jacobs for Putting Iconic Smiley Face Logo on T-Shirt

Kurt Cobain designed the logo himself.

No one wants to be ripped off for their work, and famed fashion designer Marc Jacobs is reportedly being sued by Nirvana for doing just that.

According to the lawsuit, filed by Nirvana, LLC — formed in 1997 by Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and the Cobain Estate controlled by Courtney Love — the powerhouse fashion brand is using Nirvana’s iconic smiley face logo without permission in its “Bootleg Redux Grunge” collection that was released in November 2018.

The lawsuit states that Marc Jacobs “infringed Nirvana’s copyright, misleadingly used Nirvana’s trademarks, and utilized other elements with which Nirvana is widely associated to make it appear that Nirvana has endorsed or is otherwise associated with” the Marc Jacobs collection.

TMZ reports Nirvana has owned the trademark to the Kurt Cobain-designed smiley face design since 1992, and Marc Jacobs’s very slight variation is a giant rip-off.

Instead of using “X” for the eyes in the smiley face, the designer replaced them with “M” and “J,” and the shirt reads “HEAVEN” rather than “NIRVANA.”

Furthermore, the lawsuit names Nirvana as one of the founders of “Grunge,” so the “Bootleg Redux Grunge” collection even steals for the name…as well as the band’s classic song “Smells like Teen Spirit.”

“This exclusive piece from the 1993 Grunge collection was created by Marc Jacobs during his time at Perry Ellis,” the description for the t-shirt on the website reads. “This bootleg smiley tee sure smells like teen spirit.”

Smells more like copyright infringement to me.